Hybrid warfare and the legal domain

Andres B.Munoz Mosquera, Sascha Dov Bachmann, J. Abraham Munoz Bravo

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Abstract

This short essay aims at shedding some light on the use of lawfare as an emerging domain of full spectrum warfare which can either be used in its own right to achieve its own strategic objectives or as an enabler within the context of influencing the adversary in connection with well-planned Info-Ops and Stratcom operations. The authors conclude that considering the law as a domain, the use of lawfare is an “Offset Strategy,” which will provide a considerable competitive advantage in the proper offensive and defensive applicability of law which will prevent potential adversaries to abuse the rule of law to achieve their own strategic objectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-104
Number of pages7
JournalTerrorism and Political Violence
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Military operations
warfare
Law
constitutional state
abuse

Cite this

Mosquera, Andres B.Munoz ; Bachmann, Sascha Dov ; Abraham Munoz Bravo, J. / Hybrid warfare and the legal domain. In: Terrorism and Political Violence. 2019 ; Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 98-104.
@article{6104b0aaf1104be0b7282ed1bf663218,
title = "Hybrid warfare and the legal domain",
abstract = "This short essay aims at shedding some light on the use of lawfare as an emerging domain of full spectrum warfare which can either be used in its own right to achieve its own strategic objectives or as an enabler within the context of influencing the adversary in connection with well-planned Info-Ops and Stratcom operations. The authors conclude that considering the law as a domain, the use of lawfare is an “Offset Strategy,” which will provide a considerable competitive advantage in the proper offensive and defensive applicability of law which will prevent potential adversaries to abuse the rule of law to achieve their own strategic objectives.",
keywords = "Changing stratagems, Domains of full spectrum operations, Enabler of influence operations, Hybrid warfare, Lawfare, Non-lethal/non-kinetic warfighting",
author = "Mosquera, {Andres B.Munoz} and Bachmann, {Sascha Dov} and {Abraham Munoz Bravo}, J.",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.1080/09546553.2018.1555975",
language = "English",
volume = "31",
pages = "98--104",
journal = "Terrorism and Political Violence",
issn = "0954-6553",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "1",

}

Hybrid warfare and the legal domain. / Mosquera, Andres B.Munoz; Bachmann, Sascha Dov; Abraham Munoz Bravo, J.

In: Terrorism and Political Violence, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2019, p. 98-104.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

TY - JOUR

T1 - Hybrid warfare and the legal domain

AU - Mosquera, Andres B.Munoz

AU - Bachmann, Sascha Dov

AU - Abraham Munoz Bravo, J.

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - This short essay aims at shedding some light on the use of lawfare as an emerging domain of full spectrum warfare which can either be used in its own right to achieve its own strategic objectives or as an enabler within the context of influencing the adversary in connection with well-planned Info-Ops and Stratcom operations. The authors conclude that considering the law as a domain, the use of lawfare is an “Offset Strategy,” which will provide a considerable competitive advantage in the proper offensive and defensive applicability of law which will prevent potential adversaries to abuse the rule of law to achieve their own strategic objectives.

AB - This short essay aims at shedding some light on the use of lawfare as an emerging domain of full spectrum warfare which can either be used in its own right to achieve its own strategic objectives or as an enabler within the context of influencing the adversary in connection with well-planned Info-Ops and Stratcom operations. The authors conclude that considering the law as a domain, the use of lawfare is an “Offset Strategy,” which will provide a considerable competitive advantage in the proper offensive and defensive applicability of law which will prevent potential adversaries to abuse the rule of law to achieve their own strategic objectives.

KW - Changing stratagems

KW - Domains of full spectrum operations

KW - Enabler of influence operations

KW - Hybrid warfare

KW - Lawfare

KW - Non-lethal/non-kinetic warfighting

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85062780294&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/09546553.2018.1555975

DO - 10.1080/09546553.2018.1555975

M3 - Comment/debate

VL - 31

SP - 98

EP - 104

JO - Terrorism and Political Violence

JF - Terrorism and Political Violence

SN - 0954-6553

IS - 1

ER -